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News Update : 10.07.17

New Hospitality Offering

Celebrate the end of the polo season at Chester Polo Club on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September. Tickets are selling fast and spaces in our premium hospitality marquee are already sold out.

Due to this high demand, Chester Polo Club has announced a new offering on Friday 8th September. Guests will be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of their new tipi garden and see all of the thrilling polo action, pitch side.

The new enclosure will offer a delicious BBQ menu and a private bar serving refreshing premium drinks. The stylish but comfortable setting will offer the ideal opportunity for corporate entertaining or celebrating the late summer sun with friends for £75 per person*.

Tickets for this new exclusive enclosure are limited, for more information or to book a table, please contact 01244 304  

* Prices are per person and are + VAT at the current prevailing rate.

Polo News

News Update : 07.07.17

 

Chester Polo Club Invite Independent Traders to the Boodles Roodee Challenge Cup on the 8th & 9th September

Chester Polo Club are calling out to independent traders to exhibit their products and services at the annual polo tournament on the 8th and 9th September. The two-day event is well known in the North West polo circuit and will see four teams battle it out for the converted £10,000 prize money. Attracting locals down to the Racecourse for a relaxed afternoon to see one of the oldest team sports.

If you are an independent trader and are interested in a pitch at the Boodles Roodee Challenge Cup, please apply by emailing Jamie Thomas, jamiethomas@chester-races.com.

Polo News

News Update : 06.03.17

The Sport of Kings makes a Triumphant Return to Chester Racecourse with the LDF International Polo

On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June, Chester Polo Club held its first annual polo tournament of the season in partnership with local finance provider, LDF.

The two-day tournament saw four Cheshire teams battle it out on the Roodee for the coveted LDF International trophy and £10,000 prize money. Teams included LDF, Laurent-Perrier, 7 Harrington Street Chambers and Chase Vodka. The six goal teams provided a thrilling performance to the crowds in the hospitality marquee and general admission area.

The finals match on Saturday 3 June saw LDF and 7 Harrington St Chambers battle it out on the pitch and it was a close match with team LDF pushing into the lead in the final chukka.

The victorious team were congratulated by the crowds and presented with their well-deserved prize by LDF Managing Director, Peter Alderson.

Operations Director at LDF, Kat Applewhite said; “We were delighted to sponsor our fourth consecutive year of the LDF International Polo at Chester Polo Club. It was a great event and despite the rain on Friday we all had a wonderful time over the two days. Well done to Team LDF who won the tournament - you certainly gave us an extra reason to celebrate!”

During the presentation, Finch Insurance Broker presented the Most Valuable Player prize to Henry Smith who performed exceptionally over the two day event.

Spectators enjoyed picnics and a host of free family entertainment on Saturday 3 June, with the sunshine adding to what was a great day out for all. Between chukkas, all were invited to tread the divots on the pitch. The tradition featured in the film Pretty Woman was made even more exciting with the chance to win a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne if a hidden silver champagne cork was found. The divot stomping competition was sponsored by Docutech Solutions. 

The tournament helped to raise £2,600 for LDF’s nominated charity, Welsh Air Ambulance, with generous donations from the public in exchange for having a go at swinging a stick on the ‘have a go polo’ wooden horse.

The polo will be returning to the Roodee on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September, with the Roodee Challenge Cup. Tickets for the tournament can now be purchased from the Racecourse Box Office, 01244 304 600 or online, chester-races.com/polo.

 

 

Polo News

News Update : 17.05.17

The Sport of Kings Returns to Chester 

The polo returns to Chester Racecourse in 2017, with the LDF International Tournament on the 2nd and 3rd June and the Roodee Challenge Cup on the 8th and 9th September.

Both events offer the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends to enjoy one of the most thrilling team sports live in action. On the second day of each event there will be a fun for all the family with a host of free activities to enjoy.

For visitors looking for an extra special polo experience, Chester’s luxurious hospitality marquee offers just the thing. Guests are invited to a brief introduction to the game of polo followed by delicious lunch. After dining, guests are invited to take a seat on the picket fenced terrace, offering a front row seat to the action. Badges for the hospitality marquee start from £62 + VAT per person, to purchase badges please call 01244 304 631 or email jbyrne@chester-races.com.

General admission entry is free on the first day of each event and just £8 on the second day and can be purchased here. Children aged 17 and under go free to all Chester Polo events.